We Romanians have often amused that a work of fiction made The Tomb of Dracula/Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) and Bran Castle two of the most visited tourist attractions in Romania. To this day, the myth lives on to fascinate any tourist taking a trip to Romania, even those who are not particularly fascinated by vampires…
Everyone knows the legend of Dracula, which has traveled the world through its many portrayals in literature and cinema.
Imagine how many likes a picture of you in front of Dracula’s tomb would get. We guarantee it will make all your friends, if not jealous, at least terribly curious.
Taking this trip will not only leave you with beautiful memories from Romania, it will also give you the satisfaction of having uncovered the mysteries of Dracula.
As you probably already know, Dracula is nothing more than a fictional character created by Irish author Bram Stoker in the novel of the same name. Even though most of the action does take place in 19th century Transylvania (the region where Prince Charles has acquired several properties), that is the only connection between Dracula and Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Stoker’s story.
Vlad Tepes got his vampire reputation due to the cruel method through which he punished traitors, thieves, and enemies – impalement.
Not much is known about the death of Dracula/ Vlad Tepes, but some of the most popular hypotheses are that he was killed in a battle against the Turks, or that he was murdered by Wallachian boyars, as part of a revenge plot.
That is why there are many stories and myths about the place where Dracula was buried, supposedly by the monks who loved him for his bravery and love for his country, and who risked their lives to retrieve his body.
Most historians who had access to the monastery’s written records believe “Dracula’s” resting place is at Snagov Monastery – an orthodox house of worship built on the island of the same name, surrounded by a beautiful scenery near Bucharest.
Another hypothesis states that Vlad Tepes is buried at Comana Monastery – a fortified orthodox church, founded by Tepes himself, which fascinates through its longevity, simplicity and historical value.
Walking in Dracula’s footsteps you will also get to see the Neajlov Delta and the action-packed adventure park, floating restaurants where you can savor the best Romanian dishes, and lots of fun outdoor activities, such as a carriage, bicycle and horseback rides.
We believe every trip to Romania should include these fascinating and awe-inspiring experiential tourist attractions.
We include The Dracula’s Tomb (Vlad Tepes) and Snagov Monastery in the program in multiple forms of booking tours to museums, monasteries or medieval villages, but this must only tell us when and how you have scheduled vacation just so you can suggest and overlap with various events that occur frequently, such as concerts, festivals, plays, fairs and exhibitions itinerant, seasonal discounts, etc..